The mental health workplace skills update course ensures that mental health first aiders and responders keep their skills fresh and maintain their confidence to perform their roles effectively.
We recently changed the topics covered in this course, shifting the focus away from the impact of Covid-19 and more towards the impact of personal situations and how to support someone.
3 ½ hours.
The course will use workplace case studies to outline how personal situations can impact individuals and the potential signs of someone experiencing mental ill health. The role of the employer and the mental health first aider will also be
- Knowledge update of the Mental Health First Aid protocols
- Knowledge update of how to recognise when an individual is experiencing poor mental health
- Skills update of how to support someone who is experiencing poor mental health
- Knowledge update of how to manage an individual who is in crisis
- Knowledge update of common mental health conditions.
Who should attend?
This course is open to anyone who has completed a mental health course previously (through any provider). We recommend the Mental Health Workplace Skills Update course should be attended annually by anyone who has completed any variation of the 1 or 2-day Mental Health First Aid course, within the last 3 years. Those who have attended a 1 or 2-day Mental Health First Aid course more than 3 years ago, should complete the full course again. Please note that this course does not extend the validity of the Mental Health First Aid certificate.
Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.
However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. If the delegate is unsure whether this topic is suitable for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns. For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.
Delegates must be 16 or older to attend this course.
Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.
Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.